Vis­its out­weighed class learn­ing

Let's Talk - - POSTBAG - MARCUS MOORE Sprow­ston, Nor­folk

With ref­er­ence to Peter Cham­ber­lain (Au­gust) and David Coe (April) about school trips, this has prompted me to write about a school trip I went on to the Eco tower in Swaffham, which was or­gan­ised by Mr Cripps, the head of science.

We were study­ing en­ergy as part of the science cur­ricu­lum. I was in the set taught by Mrs Jackson, whose open­ing line was al­ways “Right then”.

On what seemed like a long jour­ney, we fi­nally ar­rived at the Eco cen­tre. We were given a tour of the build­ing and then we got the op­por­tu­nity to climb the tower.

Ob­vi­ously I was scared of heights but wanted to give it a try. So I climbed up with my friend Paul, who had a wooden leg.

We had climbed the first six steps and he didn’t want to go fur­ther, so I car­ried on by my­self, try­ing not to look down.

When I got half­way I can re­mem­ber some­one’s shoe went fly­ing down the tower. I was re­ally pleased that I had made it up to the top. We then had lunch, took notes and filled in forms.

In the main room I can re­mem­ber Paul and I get­ting up to mis­chief. One of us had knocked the fan over and the other had fid­dled with the con­trols.

As Mr Cham­ber­lain says: “Yes, you can learn much more from an ac­tual visit than you can in the class­room.”

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